As Father's Day approaches, it's time to start thinking about the perfect gift for him. I've gathered some of the best watch gift ideas for the man of the hour.
Father's Day is a worldwide event that recognizes the contributions of fathers to the lives of their children. It's celebrated on various dates throughout the year, and it's on the third Sunday in June. There's nothing better than honouring a man who's been a great influence in your life.
There's no better gift than time, and a watch is one of the most timeless gifts that can be given on Father's Day. It's a fitting tribute to the hours that dad spent raising you or the beautiful memories that you can share with him.
To ensure that the hours you spend with your dad are truly counted, I have gathered a list of watches and accessories that will help you remember the special moments you spend with him.
We'll look at many gift options at various price ranges so you can pick the one for your man of the hour.
First, let's talk about the budget-friendly gifts below S$100. While it's important to consider the various factors when it comes to gift-giving, the price range can be a good starting point for various accessories that are useful for those who are passionate about horology.
A handcrafted leather watch strap from Strapatelier
Handcrafted Watch Straps by Strapatelier
One of the most important factors that you should consider when it comes to choosing a watch is its leather straps.
However, the quality of handcrafted watch straps is only as good as the individuals who make them.
At Strapatelier, our handcrafted leather watch straps are made by trained artisans who pay great attention to the smallest details. These include stitching, edge creases, and burnishing.
Custom/Bespoke watch straps from Strapatelier
A Custom/Bespoke Horween Chromexcel® Leather Watch Strap by Strapatelier
With these bespoke leather straps, you can transform your father's favourite timepiece into a one-of-a-kind item which he will love dearly – it’s definitely something his friends will admire him for. They are made from various materials and come with a variety of stitching options. The easy-to-use sizing guide helps ensure that you get the perfect fit.
Starting from a price range of S$89, Strapatelier provides you with the opportunity to create your own unique straps. You will be able to customize the fine details of the watch strap to make it look its best – a unique strap that fits your dad best. All our products are made using the finest materials such as full-grain leather, stainless steel, and ultra-durable polyester.
Premium Wooden Watch Box w/ Lockset in Dark Cherry (6 Watch Slots)
Premium Wooden Watch Box w/ Lockset in Dark Cherry (6 Watch Slots) by Nomad Watch Works (S$99)
A watch box is a useful addition to any man's collection, as it allows him to keep his favourite timepieces organized and secure. It is also a great complement to a high-end watch, as it shows off the finest elements of class, style, and precision, making it an attractive addition to any man's dresser.
This luxury watch box doesn't just come with 6 compartments to house your precious timepieces, it’s also carefully crafted with beautiful original wood grain, matt finishing, and completed with a top viewing glass display. The interior is furnished with soft suede material and pillows made of soft microfiber to protect your luxury watches against scratches.
While it's important to consider the various factors when it comes to gift-giving, this price range of watches can be a good starting point. If you're looking for something a bit more practical, you can also find some nice watches at this price.
The Orient Mako II Automatic Watch
Orient Mako II Automatic 200M FAA02009D9 by Creation Watches (S$217)
If your dad is just starting out with mechanical watches, then the Orient Mako II is a great starting point. It features a robust stainless-steel case and a rotating bezel, making it an ideal choice for those who are looking for something that's both functional and expensive. In addition, it has a large index and good readability, making it an ideal choice for divers.
The Orient Mako II is equipped with a solid 316L stainless steel case that measures 41.5mm thick, and its wingspan at 47mm wide. The smooth and polished flanks and the matte finish of the lug tops add to the Rolex submariner feel.
In addition, the watch also features a water resistance of 200 meters. Its case back and crown are also polished. This watch is of great value at under S$250. When it comes to the overall feel, fit, and finish, it easily gives S$300-400 watches a run for their money.
Casio G-Shock GA-2100
A tough Royal Oak. The case of the GA-2100 is like that of the Audemars Piguet's Royal Oak, which has inspired the watch's nickname "CasiOak." The overall appearance of the G-Shock GA-2100 was very impressive. Aside from the movement, the watch is also black except for the various non-black parts, such as the pushers and hands. The materials used for the entire watch also look attractive, especially the matte black parts.
The combination of these elements has attracted a lot of attention online, and it gave the watch a lot of publicity.
Although the GA-2100's unusual bezel deviates from the standard, it is still quite modest and unobtrusive in comparison to other G-Shock watches. This allows it to maintain its signature elements while still looking more conservative. The dial of the watch is also refined, which adds a modern touch to the look.
With a budget of S$500, we will go through the various categories of watches and accessories with a more balanced gift in mind. Some of the popular watch brands featured in this range were not included in the earlier categories due to their cost.
Q Timex GMT 38mm Stainless Steel Bracelet Watch
The Q Timex was first released in the 1970s, and it ushered in a new generation of watches with quartz technology. The Q Timex GMT is a natural evolution of the original, and it allows people to set their time zone with its Swiss-made movement. Its iconic black dial and blue rotating bezel are just some of the features that make this watch a timeless classic.
It features a 38mm steel case and a domed acrylic crystal. Like the original models, this new model also comes with an arrow-shaped GMT hand that can be set to a second-time zone. During the 1970s, luxury brands started dropping batteries into their watches.
It's a quintessential example of this classification, with its wacky bicolour bezel and ability to show various time zones at once. It's also the finest offer on the earth for anybody trying to squeeze a GMT into their rotation without spending a fortune. At less than the S$500 price range, it’s the perfect homage to the defining timepiece of the jet-set period.
Apple Watch SE
Source: Apple SG (S$419)
The Apple Watch has been an amazing piece of hardware. With the Apple Watch SE, you will be able to get this fully featured watch for your dad while saving money along the way.
One of the main reasons people buy an Apple Watch SE is its fitness tracking capabilities. With the Apple Watch SE, your dad will be able to track a wide range of workouts, such as running, cycling, tennis, and strength training. He can also keep track of other activities such as swimming and yoga through the app's built-in workouts.
The Apple Watch SE also comes with an automatic exercise detection that will allow your dad to start a workout even if he is unsure which one to start. It will only take a couple of minutes for the device to recognize the walking activity.
Aside from being able to monitor his health, the Apple Watch SE also comes with a variety of other health-related features that can help him save himself from potential disasters. One of these is the ability to detect and alert people when their heart rate is too low or too high. These features can help users with heart conditions avoid experiencing heart attacks and other health issues.
Finally, we have picked some of the greatest under $1,000 for the Father’s Day watch gift. In this range, you will find brands/models which have a rich history and features.
TISSOT WATCH PRX POWERMATIC 80
TISSOT WATCH PRX POWERMATIC 80 T1374071104100 by Vincent Watch (S$950)
The PRX Powermatic 80 is a sleek and modern watch that's ideal for people who are looking for a timepiece that's both versatile and timeless. It features a case that's made from a Tissot case that dates back to 1978.
The unique Nivachron hairspring in the self-winding Powermatic 80 movement ensures dependability and precision. It's a contemporary movement with an 80-hour power reserve that's intended to keep up with hectic lifestyles.
One of the most striking features of this watch is its blue dial, which can be easily changed in different lighting conditions. Its tapisserie pattern is like the Audemars Piguet Royal Oak.
The finishing of its case and bracelet is another spot where it shines. The contrast of brushed and polished surfaces, satin-brushed on the front and polished facets running around its sides is a sight to admire.
Zelos MAKO V3 300M TI 'BLUE MOTHER OF PEARL’
Since its inception in Singapore, Zelos has become one of the fastest-growing watch brands in the world. The company's goal is to provide its customers with high-quality products while at the same time carving a niche for itself within the competitive landscape. Their focus is on creating well-built dive watches using various materials.
Their Zelos Mako V3 TI model is a great diving watch that has a water resistance of 300 meters. Powered by the Japanese Miyota 9015 movement under its hood, this model is equipped with a full titanium case and a beautiful blue dial.
The overall features are really impressive: magnificent domed sapphire glass, a ceramic bezel, C3 X1 and BGW9 lume, and a stunning blue Mother of Pearl dial.
The watch is simply beautiful, with its great fit and finish. It's also a great everyday watch. Its titanium construction makes it ideal for a Father’s Day watch gift.
WALNUT WATCH BOX BY RAPPORT LONDON FOR 5 OR 10 WATCHES
WALNUT WATCH BOX BY RAPPORT LONDON FOR 5 OR 10 WATCHES by MisterChrono Paris (S$700/S$1000)
Founded in 1898, Rapport London is known for its impeccable horological goods. And their watch boxes are no exception. If you're seeking to buy a premium handcrafted box for your dad to house his timepieces, you will fall in love with this walnut watch box.
This wonderfully crafted high-gloss box allows the collector to carefully store up to 10 timepieces with discrete compartments and beautiful suede lining on the inside. This model is also equipped with a lock mechanism to ensure security. This watch box is handcrafted to the finest standards.